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Oilfield explosion and fire injures 3 workers

December 9, 2019 - 11:22am
of deep oil wells in a wide area east and south of Cheyenne over the past decade. The oil wells...

No injuries reported after warehouse fire in Delaware

December 9, 2019 - 6:33am
DELAWARE, Ohio - No one was hurt in a warehouse fire in Delaware, Ohio, according to the Delaware Fire Department. The fire...

Port Neches-Groves ISD set to resume classes Monday after air quality scare from TPC plant explosion

December 8, 2019 - 11:53am
of 1,3- butadiene were detected near the TPC plant, prompting county officials to issue a shelter in place and voluntary...

Texas chemical plant explosion causes extensive damage to city

December 1, 2019 - 11:43am
out by the blast. The fire is burning a chemical called butadiene, police said. A colorless gas,...

Explosion at Dippin' Dots Production Facility in Kentucky Injures Four

November 26, 2019 - 7:54am
or happened afterward. Nitrogen is used to flash-freeze Dippin’ Dots novelty ice cream. All four people injured were...

Fire breaks out at North Haven scrap metal yard

November 12, 2019 - 6:42am
said. Three engines are still at the scene making sure the fire doesn't spread any further, he said. No one was injured battled the blaze.

Chemistry teacher "froze in pure shock" after botched experiment set teen on fire

November 7, 2019 - 10:13am
a mixture of water and ethanol. After soaking a $5 bill and lighting it, she put it in a bowl and "added more ethanol to make the flame

Firefighter Hurt in Blaze at FoxFarm Fertilizer Plant

November 7, 2019 - 2:00am
A firefighter was injured while working to douse a blaze the FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Company fertilizer plant in Pendleton, SC that

Fire at Rumpke Recycling Center forces workers to evacuate in St. Bernard

October 17, 2019 - 6:25am
said combustibles such as lithium ion batteries found in power tools and electronic devices, as well as propane tanks and pool chemicals can

Aluminum dust collector catches fire at Dicastal in Greenville

October 9, 2019 - 4:34pm
this outside aluminum dust collector on fire, and fire going through the tube, and onto the roof and on the building.” An exterior aluminum

Northwestern Indiana packaging plant fire emits toxic smoke

October 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
about 8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday but all escaped safely, and no injuries have been reported. The 44,000-square-foot building is reported to be a

Two warehouse workers burned in chemical accident Wednesday morning

October 9, 2019 - 1:25pm
dry powder substance, called Voxtar-M40, into a container when a flash fire broke out. Both workers were injured. Voxtar-M40 is a non-toxic

Chemical leak forms bluish cloud over water plant

October 7, 2019 - 8:22pm
[ALSO READ: Hazmat crews respond to large gas leak in heart of uptown] There were no evacuations or injuries and no impact on the drinking

1 person injured after propane flash fire at Pepsi MidAmerica in Marion, Ill.

October 7, 2019 - 7:26pm
has been injured after a flash fire from a propane tank on Monday, Oct. 7. According to Marion Fire, a man was filling up a tank of propane

Officials investigating blaze at peanut processing facility

October 7, 2019 - 2:21pm
fire. Emergency management officials confirmed there were no known injuries. Garysburg, Gaston, Roanoke-Wildwood and Weldon responded to

Cause of Coolidge plant fire under investigation

October 7, 2019 - 2:13pm
in the nearby Landmark Ranch subdivision evacuate the area.  Coolidge firefighters, with the assistance of hazmat units from Casa Grande and

Fire at Sasol plant put out

October 7, 2019 - 11:36am
response team has put out the fire at the plant’s alcohol unit. Only two minor injuries were reported. Officials say the workers were given

Chlorine gas leak at Lancaster water plant; air being monitored, officials say

October 7, 2019 - 10:23am
LINK Lancaster County, SC Hazardous materials crews are at a water treatment plant in Lancaster County after a chlorine gas leak, emergency

Homes Evacuated During Fire at Chemical Plant

October 7, 2019 - 2:00am
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Overnight fire contained at Matheson Tri-Gas facility in Gaston

September 24, 2019 - 8:45am
at Matheson Tri-Gas facility. GASTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Lexington County fire officials say an overnight fire at a gas facility in Gaston is